Dictionary

self–assertion

noun self–as·ser·tion \-ə-ˈsər-shən\

: the act of expressing or defending your rights, claims, or opinions in a confident or forceful way

Full Definition of SELF-ASSERTION

1
:  the act of asserting oneself or one's own rights, claims, or opinions
2
:  the act of asserting one's superiority over others

First Known Use of SELF-ASSERTION

1806

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: self–assertivePrevious Word in the Dictionary: self–assertingAll Words Near: self-assertion
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears